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WOUBBIE
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3/27/13 10:02 A

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EXOTEC - good advice here. "If you're tempted to reduce your discomfort by slipping just a bit of this or that, remember that it may alleviate the present distress, but it's also likely to prolong the process."

It's like trying to quit smoking and still taking a couple of hits here and there. It simply prolongs the withdrawl agony.

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3/27/13 2:33 A

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Soy in ALL its forms non fermented is a horrible antinutrient. It blocks uptake of vital nutients and has estrogenic effects. It will prevent your assimilating many essential fatty acids and vitamins. It's another of those foods which are pushed at us as "healthy"...but only insofar as it's "healthy" for the growers and marketers. It's probably one of the most GMO "foods" out there. It's right in there with the "healthy grains" that we're bombarded with these days. NOT.

Hang in there on induction. Some people have a really hard time of it. I agree with the advice for broths - especially good homemade bone broth. It's ridiculously easy to make. And increase your good fats: get some coconut oil, or coconut manna/butter. Drink some tea with lots of REAL WHOLE cream. Fats will help you over the worst parts. See if you can avoid not only sugars and sugar alcohols, but anything even tasting of "sweet." I've read some information lately that implies that your brain might interpret even the taste of sweet in such a way that it mounts an insulin response. That could be an obstacle in your path, at least until you're over the induction blues.

If you're tempted to reduce your discomfort by slipping just a bit of this or that, remember that it may alleviate the present distress, but it's also likely to prolong the process. Dig in. Hang on. It will pass - I promise!
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some low-carbers and paleo folks advocate magnesium supplements for leg cramps and other muscular disorders. You might try that.

And you're right: peanuts are NOT nuts. They're legumes; there are plenty of delicious nut butters available now which are great when you're craving peanut butter. Try some! or, better yet, make your own! It's pretty easy.

Anyone eating beans, please remember to soak them overnight or at least for several hours, changing the water periodically. It won't reduce their carbs, but it will help neutralize all the phytates, etc.


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3/25/13 10:38 P

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And childhood obesity plays a role in that as well. Most girls start menstruating when they reach about 100 lbs. of body weight and that can be quite early for some of them.

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3/25/13 5:51 P

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A huge problem with soy is that it's just EVERYWHERE! If it's not the soy protein, it's the soybean oil.

One of the things that is on the increase is early-onset puberty:

"Today in the U.S., about 16 percent of girls enter puberty by the age of 7, and about 30 percent by the age of 8. A recent study determined that the number of girls entering puberty (defined by breast development) at these early ages has increased markedly between 1997 and 2010."

Soy formula, and soy in everything else in some form or another.

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I agree with the soy and brown sugar not being healthy. Any form of sugar is completely off limits on a low-carb diet, especially during induction.
Soy is in fact quite harmful. It is estrogenic and also contains lots of carbs as well as contributing to leptin (a hormone) imbalance which in turn affects insulin levels. Plus many people are allergic and don't know because symptom levels may be low on the outside.
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3/25/13 12:54 P

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About the soy not being healthy.. Where did you u learn that. I had no idea. My oldest daughter eats a lot of soy products and so do my grandchildren. I would like to read more about that.

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3/25/13 12:44 P

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Georgie, becareful about adding too many things back in right away or you will undo everything that two weeks did for you. Start very slowly with the fruit and go with the lowest carb ones first.

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I'd like to point out that brown sugar and soy are not healthy foods. I realize that the Atkins book includes soy but if you do the research you'll find out that it disrupts hormones and is also one of the top GMO (genetically modified) foods. So, your body won't register it as an actual food when you eat it.

A good rule of thumb any time you are craving sugar, is to increase the fat in your diet. Chances are you'll feel too full to have a desire to eat, let alone crave anything. :)



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3/25/13 12:29 P

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Hi Melanie, today is my 14th day on my induction and my last. I am looking forward to having fruit again. As for your withdrawals, you must have used sugar a lot with your food and drinks. I didn't have that problem. If I did, I would take a headache pill like aleve. You also need to drink a lot of water too. I won't miss be larthargic and not walking many minutes on the treadmill. Last nite I did 45 minutes and am feeling much better. I didn't do as well as I wanted to. I was eating meats like sausages and hotdogs that had nitrites and only realized that after I read it in the latest atkins book published in 2004 or later. I did get charlie horses and had to jump out of my beds several times to take away the pain. Other than that, I was fortunate. I hope you are feeling better. The one good thing I did during the 2 weeks was not eat bread, noodles, rice, fruit and any processed foods. I also had mixed nuts which again. didn't know I should have. By the way a Peanut is not a nut...........its a legume (seed). So many times I wanted to cheat but am so looking forward to tomorrow when I can have a healthy smoothie. I use almond or soy milk and put in pumpkin with a Tbs of dark brown sugar and mix in my magic bullet, delicious. I started several times on induction but this is the first time I did it faithfully for 2 weeks. So if you blow it, just start over when you feel ready to commit otherwise you will gain from overdoing it when you feel deprived.

Edited by: GEORGIE1957 at: 3/25/2013 (12:32)
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3/25/13 12:19 P

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They say to have some chicken or beef broth or boullion. It's the salt that is needed. Also make sure to get plenty of fat. It will help you feel satiety.

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Having major symptoms of withdrawl from sugar and carbs. Nausea and headaches and even sweating. I feel like Im going to pass out or something. But I have not. Anyone have any tips or secret foods or drinks to help ease the transition?
THANKS,
Melanie

Before eating another sweet thing, remind yourself that nothing tastes as good as thin feels. A moment on the lips, an eternity on the hips. ;-)


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